What is a Liquor Tax Bond?Alcohol and liquor tax bonds guarantee payment of taxes or fees imposed by state or local law for the sale, manufacture or warehousing of liquor and other alcoholic beverages. The type of surety bond is a financial guarantee that protects the obligee, which in this case is the government entity that requires the bond, from falsified records of sale, or an inability to pay requisite taxes on previous sales.
These bonds are also referred to as Alcohol Ordinance Tax Bonds, Beverage Tax Bond, Brewer’s Bond, Distilled Spirits License Bond, Liquor License Bond, Malt Beverage License Bond, and Wine Bond.
Questions about Alcohol & Liquor Tax Bonds
How much does an Alcohol Bond cost?
Premium for alcohol tax bonds is paid for on an annual basis. Rates are offered as a percentage of the total bond amount. Bond rates tend to be slightly higher for liquor tax bonds than for other types of license bonds due to the fact that these are strict financial guarantees which tend to have higher loss ratios.
Customers with strong personal credit typically pay between 1 to 3% of the bond amount. Applicants with bad credit usually see rates ranging from 4 to 15%. Lance Surety offers aggressive alcohol bond programs that typically do not exceed 7.5%.
How do I get an Alcohol Bond?
First, apply for one. Lance Surety has an easy to use online application that can help you get approved in just minutes, at an excellent rate. Once you’ve been approved, you’ll just need to pay your bond premium and provide a signed copy of the indemnity agreement for your surety bond to be issued.
See our “How To Get Bonded” section to learn more about the bonding process.
Can I get a Liquor Bond if I have bad credit?
Yes. While many bond companies only offer approvals for customers with excellent credit, Lance Surety has a variety of exclusive bad credit programs that allows us to approve over 99% of applicants instantly through our online application. Your specific bond rate will depend on your individual credit score, and the type of bond you’re being required to post.
Will I have to post cash collateral?
We have created a number of specialty programs for Alcohol Bonds that do not require collateral. Our agents take every action possible to help you find the best possible rate without the need for posting additional cash as collateral.
How can I make sure my Alcohol Bond is accepted?
All of our sureties are A-Rated and Treasury Listed, so we provide a 100% guarantee that a bond from our surety will be acceptable to your specific obligee. However, it is your responsibility as the applicant or licensee to make sure that the information you provide on your bond application is accurate. For example, make sure your company name is listed the same way as it shows up on your license with the state. Also make sure the company address, FEIN or other specific information is accurate.
If information on the bond does not match up with what the state has on file for your license, you may be required to furnish a Bond Rider, which is issued by the surety for any changes needed after the original bond has been processed.
How can I lower the rate for my Alcohol Bond?
Alcohol Bonds are underwritten based almost solely on the personal credit of the business owner. As such, taking action to repair any blemished or delinquent items on your credit profile can go a long way towards lowering your bond rate. Additionally, some sureties will consider reviewing Professional Resumes, and Personal & Business Financials Statements. If strong enough, providing this additional information could potentially help save you money.
To learn more cost saving tips, view our page on “Finding the Lowest Surety Bond Rates”.
Find Your Surety Bond
|Alabama||Selling Alcoholic, Spirituous, Vinous or Fermented||Jefferson County Dept. of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Alabama||Alcohol Ordinance Tax of Fee Bond (Priceville, AL)||City of Priceville||Apply Now|
|Federal Government||Distilled Spirits||Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco||Apply Now|
|Federal Government||Brewer's Bond||Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau||Apply Now|
|Federal Government||Brewer's Collateral Bond||Dept of Treasury Alcohol and TTB||Apply Now|
|Federal Government||Wine||TTB||Apply Now|
|Georgia||Malt Beverage License||Georia Department of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Georgia||Winery Manufacturer, Broker, Importer||Georgia Department of Revenue, Alcohol and Tobacco||Apply Now|
|Georgia||Liquor Manufacturer Distillery Tax Bond||Georgia Dept. of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Georgia||Wholesale and/or Retail Liquor Bond (Macon-Bibb, G||Macon-Bibb County||Apply Now|
|Georgia||Malt Beverage Wholesalers Tax Bond||Georgia Department of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Georgia||Retailers and Consumption Performance and Tax||Georgia Dept. of Revenue Alcohol & tobacco Tax Uni||Apply Now|
|Georgia||Retailer's Malt Beverage and/or Wine Bond (Macon-B||Macon-Bibb County||Apply Now|
|Georgia||Manufacturers Distilled Spirits License Performanc||GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ALCOHOL & TOBACCO||Apply Now|
|Georgia||Importers Distilled Spirits License Performance an||Georgia Dept of Revenue, Alcohol & Tobacco Divisio||Apply Now|
|Georgia||Brokers Distilled Spirits Performance and Tax Liab||Georgia Dept of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Georgia||Liquor Broker Tax Bond||Georgia Dept of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Georgia||Liquour Wholesalers Tax Bond||Georgia Department of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Illinois||Financial Responsibility Bond||ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE||Apply Now|
|Indiana||Alcohol Beverage||Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Commission||Apply Now|
|Iowa||Commerical Liquor License||Iowa Alcohlic Beverages division||Apply Now|
|Kansas||Liquor Drink Tax Bond||Department of Revenue, Customer Relations, Miscell||Apply Now|
|Kansas||Liquor Licenses Bond||Department of Revenue - Alcoholic Beverage Control||Apply Now|
|Local Government||Alcohol Beverage Control Surety||Alcoholic Beverage Control Division Permit Dept||Apply Now|
|Local Government||Liquor License Tax Bond||City Of Huntsville, Alabama||Apply Now|
|Local Government||Alcohol Ordinance Tax or Fee||City of Aliceville||Apply Now|
|Local Government||City of Oglesby, IL Liquor License Bond||City of Oglesby||Apply Now|
|Local Government||Alcohol License Tax Bond (City of Decatur)||City of Decatur, Alabama||Apply Now|
|Maryland||Beer (Non Resident or Resident Dealer Bond||State of Maryland||Apply Now|
|Maryland||Direct Wine Shipper Bond||Comptroller of MD - Revenie Administration Div.||Apply Now|
|Maryland||Wine and Liquor Bond||Comptroller of MD - MATT Reg. Division A&T||Apply Now|
|Massachusetts||Bond for Liquor License||Commonwealth of Massachusetts ABCC||Apply Now|
|Massachusetts||Brewer's||Nat'l Revenue Ctr - Alcohol/Tobacco Tax Bureau||Apply Now|
|Michigan||MLCC Non-Retail License||Michigan Liquor Control Commission||Apply Now|
|Michigan||Retailer or Applicant for Retail License Bond||MLCC - MICHIGAN LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION||Apply Now|
|Michigan||Special License for Sale of Beer, Wine, and Spirit||MI Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs||Apply Now|
|Minnesota||Alochol & Gambling Enforcement direcor Manufactors||Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling E||Apply Now|
|Mississippi||Alcohol (Retailers) Bond||Alcoholic Beverage Control Div. of the Tax Comm.||Apply Now|
|Mississippi||Brewer's Bond||Mississippi Department of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Missouri||Corporate Bond (Intoxicating Liquor, Wine & 5% Bee||Director of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Nebraska||Alcoholic Liquor Tax Bond||Nebraska Liquor Control Commission||Apply Now|
|Nevada||Liquor Excise Tax Bond||Dept of Taxation||Apply Now|
|New Jersey||Beverage Tax Bond||NJ Dept of Treasury||Apply Now|
|New Jersey||Beverage Tax Bond||Dept. of Treasury, Beverage Tax Branch||Apply Now|
|New York||New York Alcoholic Beverage Control||State Liquor Authority||Apply Now|
|New York||Alcohol (Retailers) Bond||Apply Now|
|Oklahoma||Alcoholic Beverage Tax||Oklahoma Tax Commission||Apply Now|
|Oklahoma||Mixed Beverage Gross Receipts Tax Bond||OK Tax Commission||Apply Now|
|Oregon||Liquor Control Commission Licensee||Oregon Liquor Control Commission||Apply Now|
|Oregon||Liquor Control Commission Licensee's Bond||Oregon Liquor Control Commission||Apply Now|
|Pennsylvania||Malt and Brewed Beverage Bond||Dept of Revenue, Bureau of Business Trust Fund Tax||Apply Now|
|Rhode Island||Alcohol Beverage Bond||State of Rhode Island Dept. of Business Regulation||Apply Now|
|Tennessee||Warehousmen, Dealers, Wholesalers, Manufacturers o||Department of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Tennessee||Sale of Alcoholic Beverages For Consumption On Pre||State of Tennessee ABC||Apply Now|
|Tennessee||Sale of Alcoholic Beverages For Consumption On Pre||State Tennessee||Apply Now|
|Tennessee||License For Consumption On Premises||Department of Revenue State of Tennessee||Apply Now|
|Tennessee||Alcohol (All Others) Bond||Department of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Texas||Liquor Tax||Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission||Apply Now|
|Texas||Grain Warehouse Schedule D- Operator Bond||Texas Department of Agriculture||Apply Now|
|Texas||Contract/Alternating Resident and Non Resident Bre||Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission||Apply Now|
|Texas||Gross Receipts Tax Bond||Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts||Apply Now|
|Texas||Sales Tax Bond||Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts||Apply Now|
|Texas||Conduct Surety Bond||Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission||Apply Now|
|Texas||TABC - Performance||Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission||Apply Now|
|Texas||Tax Bond||Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission||Apply Now|
|Utah||Restaurant Liquor||Utah Department Of Alcoholic Beverage Control||Apply Now|
|Utah||Limited Restaurant||UT Dept of Alcoholic beverage Control||Apply Now|
|Utah||Liquor Warehousing Bond||Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control||Apply Now|
|Utah||On Premise Beer||Dept. of Alcohol Beverage Control||Apply Now|
|Vermont||Agent to Sell Spirituous Liquors Bond||Vermont Dept of Liquor Control||Apply Now|
|Virginia||Malt Beverage Manufacturer, Bottler or Wholesaler||Department of Alcohol Beverage Control||Apply Now|
|Virginia||Wholesale Wine Distributor's Bond (Individual or P||Department of Alcohol Beverage Control||Apply Now|
|Virginia||Wholesale Wine Distributor Bond (Corporation Form)||Department of Alcohol Beverage||Apply Now|
|West Virginia||Permit Carrier Bond (WVABCA)||WV Department of Revenue||Apply Now|
|West Virginia||Non-Intoxicating Beer||Alcohol Beverage Control Administration||Apply Now|
|West Virginia||Alcohol Beverage Control||Alcohol Beverage Control Administration||Apply Now|
|Wisconsin||Alcohol Bond||Department of Revenue- Excise Tax Section 6-107||Apply Now|